Guyana Amazon Warriors v Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, CPL, Providence July 31, 2013

Permaul, Santokie star in Guyana win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Guyana Amazon Warriors 155 for 5 (Simmons 42) beat Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel 136 for 9 (Pooran 54, Permaul 3-32) by 19 runs
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A disciplined bowling performance by the Guyana Amazon Warriors, led by left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul's 3 for 32, helped them win their opening match of the inaugural Caribbean Premier League against Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel by 19 runs in Providence.

T&T won the toss and put Guyana in to bat, but they couldn't contain the Guyanese openers Lendl Simmons and Martin Guptill who added 74 runs for the first wicket. The partnership was eventually broken by Samuel Badree when he got Guptill leg before for 32.

With the score at 102 for 2, Simmons had helped Guyana set a platform for a big finish. T&T captain Dwayne Bravo, however, thwarted those plans with two wickets in the 16th over, accounting for Simmons (42) and Christopher Barnwell, who fell for a second ball-duck. Narsingh Deonarine was dismissed in the next over to leave Guyana at 106 for 5. Late fireworks from Ramnaresh Sarwan, who struck 21 off 12 balls, and James Franklin, who scored a 20-ball 26, ensured Guyana reached a competitive total of 155 for 5.

T&T's innings started steadily, as the openers had added 28 runs before Hafeez fell in the sixth over. Justin Guillen (22) and Darren Bravo (23) got starts, but were unable to guide the chase. Permaul, who came in to bowl in the ninth over, had immediate success, dismissing Davy Jacobs off the sixth ball of his first over. Ross Taylor's dismissal in Permaul's next over had T&T struggling at 50 for 3, with 106 needed off 57 balls.

Wicketkeeper Nicolas Pooran, blitzed a 24-ball 54, which included six sixes, to keep T&T's chase alive. But the wickets of Darren and Dwayne Bravo increased the pressure on Pooran and he perished in the 18th over, holing out to Mohammad Hafeez near long-off. T&T finished their innings at 136 for 9, 19 runs short of the target.

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  • Dummy4 on August 1, 2013, 20:33 GMT

    Interesting how @Israel Bachew conveniently omitted the Guyanese Permaul's 3 wickets.

  • Dummy4 on August 1, 2013, 19:51 GMT

    If you watched the Game you Know Hafeez is the the team's true captin

  • Dummy4 on August 1, 2013, 19:39 GMT

    Good Clean Aggressive hitting by the Trinidadian left hander nicholus pooran, he has a glimpse of the Australian great Mathew hayden in him and this is good news for west indies cricket.......but CONGRATULATION to the Amazon warriors they played well and good captaincy by sarwan.

  • Dummy4 on August 1, 2013, 18:46 GMT

    Trinidad Players...... Pooran 54 , Simmons 42 , Bravo 23 ,Narine wicket maiden on Last over.................................................................................................... Guyana Players .. ..Sarwan 21, Deonarine 1, Barnwell 0...

    Guyana win

  • Mohamed on August 1, 2013, 17:18 GMT

    Hey must be a Trini so please set aside your prejudices. It was Sarwan who was setting the field and who was brilliant in getting the best out of his bowlers. He saved Narine, arguably the best of the lot, for the last when he knew that the Trinis had to go for it. He used Permaul and Santokie brilliantly also - in the middle and later overs. Sarwan has always been a very resourceful captain and has won two T/20 (Sanford and Caribbean) as Guyana's captain and with arguably inferior team (both times) to Trinidad. I am in agreement that Bravo should never never bowl in last 5 overs and to a lesser extent Permaul. I have noticed over the last few matches, that Permaul bowling in last 5 overs is not the same as earlier in the innings. N. Pooran was impressive to say the least.

  • o on August 1, 2013, 16:09 GMT

    Pooran was the star and if he repeats another inning like that will almost certainly secure himself a nice IPL deal before he turns 18 ! A great prospect for W.I and world cricket. A lot has been made about the young De Cock from South Africa but I think this guy has a lot more about him incredible timing and power. The only other highlight for TandT was Cummins and Benn with the ball.Simmons and Guptill two top class batsman that have been overlooked in IPL auctions both played very well for Guyana and with this added point to prove will likely become a dangerous opening pair if they continue like this. Guyana's side overall is very well balanced and could go all the way if they continue to play as a team Franklin got stuck in with bat and ball, Santokie was very impressive and then there's the trio of Narine Hafeez and Permaul. I was also glad to see Barnwell at 5 despite him gettin a duck he is a dangerous player and deserved to get a chance to flourish with the bat this CPL.

  • Andre on August 1, 2013, 15:14 GMT

    I hope Dwayne Bravo, reads comments on ESPN Cricinfo, if he does not can someone please deliver an urgent message to him, to refrain from ever bowling in the last 5 overs of a T20 or 50 Over game, be if for T&T or West Indies again. His last over last night went for 21. Recently in the Trination Series against S/L and India, he cost W.I some games, in the Pakistan series the same nonsense prevailed.

    He may have been the leading wicket taker in the 2013 IPL season, but quite recently his bowling form has deserted him, and he needs to recognize this. Miguel Cummins bowled 2 overs for 9 runs at the start of the innings why was he hot tried again at some point of the innings. I think Bravo is try to take too much unto himself. A good leader has to know when to direct and adjust, leading from the front does not mean you have to take 5 wickets or score 50 every match, but rather being able to know your strengths and weaknesses and those of your team members and planning accordingly

  • Dalyan on August 1, 2013, 15:04 GMT

    good job to the amazon warriors but people keep saying that sarwan did a good job in setting the field when it was really ramdin who set the field. Adrian Barrath should have opened instead of Justin

  • Earl on August 1, 2013, 14:05 GMT

    Maybe out of this tournament will come a few good players for West Indies.We know that Santokie is a better bowler than bravo.I have been campaigning for left arm bowlers and tall bowlers,maybe those guys will come to the forefront.A few batsmen need to play well.This is their chance to make a mark.Pooran has started.